Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001662 

Received: 10/21/2013 4:37:00 PM
Commenter: Tani Douglass
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State: Washington

Agency: Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
From:Tani Douglass <tanidouglass@gmail.com> Sent:Monday, October 21, 2013 4:37 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments on Docket Number 2013-19738
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,
RE: Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Please note my opposition to the construction of the Millennium Bulk Terminal (MBT) for coal exports at Longview.
I have been to many of the coal export meetings. The only point that Millennium can make is that it will create Jobs. Not many, and most of them are only temporary. I do not understand how the possibility of a "few Jobs" can allow this disaster to be "railroaded" down the throats of everyone else who just happens to live along the route. There must be other ways to create jobs for this small minority. Please, look to the future and not to the past. Our planet cannot withstand more fossil fuel burning. We must realize that new technology is the only way to go if we are to survive.
As you review this proposal, I urge you to consider the full range of impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement from a coal export terminal at Longview, WA. These impacts are far- reaching for the 1,300 - 1,400 miles between mines in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming to Longview.
MBT would negatively affect my community by increasing congestion and noise with more coal train traffic, polluting our air and local waterways, harming existing businesses, and delaying emergency responders. It would also damage aquatic ecosystems and fishing areas on the Columbia River, harm human health, increase tanker traffic and the potential for shipping accidents and spills, expand strip- mining in Wyoming and Montana, and escalate climate change.
Thank you
Tani Douglass 13801 SE 36th Street Vancouver, WA 98683